Has anybody else with type 2 diabetes received the tax credit? If so , how did you do it? Is there a set method of going about it? I certainly don't want anybody to lie or make false staememts but what was your secret?
Thanks. Looking forward for info as I just found out about thr credit..You can reply here in the forum or email me.
You can find more information about the tax credit here:
It refers to people with diabetes who use insulin and doesn't specify type, so as long as you can demonstrate you spend 14 hours a week on diabetes-related tasks, it shouldn't be any different/harder for you to apply than someone with Type 1 diabetes.
I've never applied for the tax credit for diabetes (I already get it because I'm registered as legally blind), so I can't help with more specific details. Good luck!
Thanks for the reply...
Darn, I got excited until I saw it was a Canadian thing...oh well, enjoy it my northern neighbors!
ZOE-control yourself. LOL
Haha you weren't the ONLY one to get excited. Yes enjoy1
Yes I would like to apply also.
Anthony-google disability Tax Credit and you will find the info you need...
Thats awesome...I had no idea!! Love this site more everyday!!
We have had a little experience with the disability tax credit (Canada). Keep in mind this is completely separate than getting a disability pension from the federal government, because that is an entirely different qualification process.
The bad news is, the government has drastically tightened up eligibility requirements for the tax credit in the last few years. You have to pretty much unable to get out of bed or function at all to get it. I would advise that if you are going to apply for it, make sure the doctor is familiar with the process and knows how to check the right boxes.
My spouse originally qualified for it back from 2005, but they wouldn't renew it in 2010 and turned down our appeal. Our doctor told us that pretty much all of her patients and those of other doctors were getting rejected. This is despite my wife's disability that leaves her unable to work and costs over $10,000 a year in medical costs - thankfully we have decent insurance through my employer.
The loss of the disability tax credit costs my family a good $2,000 off of our tax return. When the Conservative Party called me for a political contribution, I told them to take it of the tax credit they pulled out from under us.
Same thing is happening in the UK, causing tremendous stress to those truly entitled to financial assistance. It wouldn't shock me if the Canadian Government pulled the same kind of stunt on diabetics receiving the DTC. Time will tell.
My Endo applied for the DTC on my behalf. The letter of confirmation gave me the precise date when my DTC expires and a new application has to be submitted. Personally I have never counted the hours I spend treating my diabetes. My Endo told me that I spend 14 hours/week and that's what he put on the application.
I posted in BJ's discussion " Help for anyone wanting assistance with the T2201 DTC forms "
Posted by BJ on February 24, 2012 at 12:57pm in Canada Diabetes Discussions.
" Be aware !!
August 6, 2012
Information from Canada Revenue Agency
Information for Qualified Practitioners
Persons with disabilities The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is advising physicians to contact it if they feel they are pressured
Disability tax credit applications rising by 10% annually
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is advising physicians to contact it if they feel they are being pressured to provide information to support patients' claims for the federal Disability Tax Credit (DTC) that "they may not have medical records to support."
The advice comes as private companies that "help people apply" for the DTC and then claim a major portion of resulting refunds use advertising campaigns to seek potential applicants. The Toronto Star reported last year that one "refund company" claimed 30% of refunds resulting from DTC applications it initiated."
Please note , that this concern may apply to all other reasons, why one completes DTC , not only diabetes .
A discussion about DTC ( disability tax credit )..in the Canadian People group was started in 2009 http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/canada/forum/topics/disability-tax-... including some editing comments ; the 3 rd comment may tickle your fancy so to speak , however one needs to be using MDI ( multiple daily doses of insulin or use insulin pump therapy .Another place one can check is ( Canadian ) TU member Barb Wagstaff's website www.diabetesadvocacy.com
I do qualify and have not had to complete the forms since 2011 until the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency ) advises me to re-apply